We will improve the learning of all young Australians

10 years on: ACARA’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group

05 June 2020

This year, ACARA is honouring and celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the establishment of ACARA’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group. Over those 10 years, the advisory group has provided invaluable guidance and support to ACARA and the ACARA Board.

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Our websites – we want your feedback

03 June 2020

ACARA is embarking on an organisation-wide project to redesign our website portfolio, which has a combined audience of over five million visitors a year. The aim of this project is to make sure you can easily access information on ACARA’s work and improve your website experience.

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National Report on Schooling 2018 released

26 May 2020

The National Report on Schooling in Australia for 2018 has been released today. ACARA produces this report on behalf of the COAG Education Council

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Top five qualities of a great teacher

08 May 2020

In this vlog, David DeCarvalho, ACARA CEO, reflects on five of the most significant qualities he believes make a great teacher. David also reveals how his maths teacher and his passion for mathematics inspired this vlog series, ‘Fanning the flames of wonder’.

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Monitoring the effectiveness of the Australian Curriculum

20 January 2020

The Monitoring the Effectiveness of the Foundation – Year 10 Australian Curriculum 2019 report (PDF 2.2.mb) is now available.

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Helping teachers keep young people safe online

13 December 2019

Today, ACARA has published a resource to help teachers identify existing content in the Australian Curriculum, which supports the teaching and learning of online safety.

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ACARA - Assessment


We run the National Assessment Program – the national tests students sit in school – including NAPLAN.

We undertake a range of research activities to deliver NAPLAN tests in an online environment in the future.

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